Written by: Alex Green
Scott Taylor, guitarist for the British band Then Jerico has died.
Taylor, who had been battling a brain tumor, was 58.
The London outfit got their start in the mid-’80s and their debut record First (The Sound Of Music) came out in 1987. The follow-up The Big Area went platinum and its title track went Top 15 in the UK. The album also found the band collaborating with Belinda Carlisle on the song “What Does It Take.”
Then Jerico called it a day in 1990 but reformed at the end of the decade for the Orgasmaphobia album. Although Taylor left the band in 1989, he rejoined in 2012.
Then Jerico singer Mark Shaw paid tribute to Taylor in an Instagram post: “I’ve just heard the devastatingly sad news of the passing of (David) Scott Taylor. He’d been gravely ill for the last couple of years and he was hospitalised earlier this year but discharged so I was hoping to see him again, but it wasn’t to be.”
He went on to write: “Scott was a powerhouse of creativity, inspiration and musical innovation and most probably the best guitarist I’ve ever heard. We wrote some great songs together and I know I speak for all the old band members when I say he was loved and very respected by us all for his unique talents and amazing abilities. He made us laugh and cry for many reasons and I’ll miss him more than I ever had the chance to tell him. Rest in peace my dear ol’ friend. I love ya mate. Thanks for the music. You rocked.”